I'm very pleased to announce my newest gallery affiliation, with 707 Contemporary,
located on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. I visited this classy, beautiful gallery in October. Unlike many Canyon Road galleries that are housed in charming old adobes, 707 has a modern structure, and a light, airy and spacious feeling. Although I love the older buildings, I could more easily imagine my work in 707. Fortunately, so could Janine Stern, the director, when I contacted her with one of my portfolio packets. She has received my first painting (Veil, pictured here: 48"x24" oil on panel, 2006) and called today to say she loves it.
I plan to deliver more work when my husband and I drive out to NM at the end of March, the latest of many trips to this area. I'm so attracted to the landscape, the culture, and the long history of artists, writers and other creative people associated with Taos and Santa Fe. Friends and family living in the area have made visiting especially pleasurable and easy.
Because of this ongoing connection with Santa Fe and surrounding cities, being accepted by this gallery has a bit of a"meant to be" aspect to it. On the other hand, I've trekked up and down Canyon Road plenty of times in the past with little hope of ever showing there. It seemed closed off to me as a Midwesterner, and I wondered if my work was ready for the classier contemporary places. So now, as well as feeling that this is "right" in the natural progression of things, I'm also feeling a bit amazed. I'm excited to see how things play out, and looking forward to working with Janine and her associates.